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Fans react to Moon Knight Episode 3 referencing Madripoor, introduces Gaspard Ulliel’s Midnight Man, teases a third alter & more

Fans react to Moon Knight Episode 3 referencing Madripoor, introduces Gaspard Ulliel’s Midnight Man, teases a third alter & more

With Moon Knight Episode 3, Disney Plus’s Marvel Studios series crosses half the finish line with just three more episodes left to explore MCU’s Egyptian pantheon and the new crime fighter Marc Spector (Oscar Isaac) and his docile counterpart Steven Grant. Though it seems there is another personality residing inside them unbeknownst to both alters. And let’s not forget the show’s first reference to an outside MCU element, the city of Madripoor.

Warning: The article contains major spoilers to Moon Knight Episode 3

Moon Knight episode 3 raises the stakes as Ethan Hawke’s Arthur Harrow inches closer to releasing to Ammit. Even so, Marc’s arrival in Cairo, Egypt quickly throws him into action but it appears neither Marc nor Steven are in control in the midst of their brawl and end up causing more bloodshed. This more or less seems to be the first indication of a third personality, possibly twice as ruthless as the mercenary. However, Marc and Steven fail to realize it although Khonshu’s silence is questionable. Meanwhile, fans are already convinced it’s Jake Lockley, the third alter based on Marvel comics’ iteration.

Some eagle-eyed fans on social media spotted a reference in episode 1 when Steven wakes up halfway across the world in some part of Europe and Khonshu initially mistakes Steven’s identity as someone else. Though he grasps on quick and says, “Oh, the idiot’s in control.” It appears the Moon god may know more than it meets the eye but unfortunately, his interference in altering the constellations gets Khonshu sealed with Marc left as the only hope to rescue the world as well as the Egyptian god.

Fortunately, Marc has Layla (May Calamawy) to help him stop Harrow which lands them in the footsteps of Anton Mogart (Gaspard Ulliel), the collector of the sarcophagus, a pivotal figure in Moon Knight Universe. Unfortunately, the show is quick to ax him off, a surprising decision due to the untimely demise of Ulliel earlier in January from a skiing accident.

In Marvel comics, Mogart is known for his alter ego, Midnight Man. A criminal with enhanced abilities though uses it to steal artifacts and art. It explains his connection to Layla and speaking of her, one of the collector’s goon mentions that the two spent time in Madripoor. This is the first reference to the black market, first introduced in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and later mentioned in The Falcon and the Winter Solider. It remains to be seen if we’ll learn more about their encounter in the colorful John Wickesque city.

Moon Knight episode 4 will stream next Wednesday on Disney Plus.




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